Carl Eric Walburgh

Male 1945 - 2015  (70 years)


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  • Name Carl Eric Walburgh 
    Born 17 Feb 1945  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Sep 2015 
    Person ID I62098  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Clarence Eric Walburgh 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Carolyn Maurice 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F29419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sandra Sue Depriest 
    Married 3 Jul 1965 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F27140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Regenia Lee Dennis 
    Married 20 Mar 1985 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F29418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Class of 1963 PACS

      Carl Walburgh

      Asheville - One hundred people in the U.S. die every year from falling trees. There is a 1 in 20,000,000 chance that you may be struck by a tree and die.

      It happened on September 28th, as Dr. C. Eric Walburgh was travelling home on his motorcycle, with friends. A huge tree fell and killed him instantly.

      A tree? Really?!

      Eric was a man of wisdom, courage and fortitude. He possessed an exciting zest for life. Whether he was sailing or motorcycling, he sought a high level of proficiency. He loved to cook and was an avid reader. Long walks with his three dogs brought him joy and peace.

      However, the core of his life was his love of his work. Eric's work was his life. He was extremely dedicated to his service at Mission Children's Hospital. He was a skilled and respected surgeon, devoted to his young patients and their families. Dr. Walburgh's skill and excellence allowed him to successfully operate on our nation's first in-vitro baby, and on premature babies who weighed less than one pound.

      Prior to his service at Mission Hospital, Dr. Walburgh spent 13 years in Norfolk, Virginia in clinical practice at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, where he served as Chief of the Department of Surgery, and as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.

      Dr. Walburgh is survived by his best friend and beloved wife, Regie, his brother, Tom Walburgh and wife, Sharon Walburgh of Alpharetta, Georgia, and a host of loving friends, colleagues and grateful patients.

      He was born on February 17, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland, and was raised in upstate New York. Dr. Walburgh graduated from Brown University in 1967 with a degree in the Classics, and earned his M.D. degree from the State University of New York's Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. At Montreal Children's Hospital McGill University, he trained in pediatric surgery.

      Dr. Walburgh was board certified by the American Board of Surgery, with Special Competence in Pediatric Surgery. He received an M.B.A. from the University of South Florida in 1993. Dr. Walburgh was a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of both the American Pediatric Surgical Association and the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons.

      Arrangements for a memorial service are underway; details will be available through Asheville Mortuary Services, at www.ashevillemortuaryservices.com. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Eric's life. To recognize his commitment and dedication to his work at Mission Children's Hospital, a fund to support children's health has been created. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. Eric Walburgh Memorial Fund at any PNC Bank branch in the Asheville area, or by mail to:

      PNC Bank

      1 Town Square Blvd.

      Suite 160

      Asheville, NC 28803

      or to the Center for End of Life Transitions at:

      www.ceolt.wordpress.com

      Condolences may be made to the family through Asheville Mortuary Services at www.ashevillemortuaryservices.com
      Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 4, 2015